WSR 01-14-073

EMERGENCY RULES

TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION


[ Filed July 3, 2001, 8:30 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: July 2, 2001.

Purpose: Authorizing pedestrian and bicycle safety equipment to improve safety of pedestrians and bicycle riders at crosswalks and in school and playground zones.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 34.59.070 [43.59.070].

Other Authority: RCW 43.59.150.

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.

Reasons for this Finding: Equipment is presently in use and authority to use is not clear. Use is essential to protect users.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

July 2, 2001

John M. Moffat

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 467-03-010   Pedestrian bicycle safety equipment rules   The Director will cause to be designed a high-visibility protective vest, traffic control flag, warning signs and other equipment to increase the visibility of persons assisting pedestrians and bicycles at crosswalks, including school and play ground zones. This equipment will be of strong yellow-green florescent color or other highly visible materials and have retro-reflective stripes. Samples are to be made available for viewing at the Washington Traffic Safety Commission office in Olympia, WA.

The Director may furnish this equipment to schools and other users through grants from the School Zone Safety Account as provided by RCW 46.6.1.440(3).

The use of uniforms and equipment designated for use by school patrols, pursuant to WAC 392-151-090 (Standard Uniform) and 392-151-095 (Equipment), by persons assisting pedestrians and bicyclist in school and play ground zones, will also be deemed in compliance with this rule.

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Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

Reviser's note: The spelling error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

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